Fresh Oregano Vs Dried

Fresh Oregano Vs. Dried: How Do They Compare?

Oregano is a popular herb that is used to season a wide variety of dishes. As such, it has become a staple herb in even the most basic of spice collections. When working with this herb, you may have found yourself wondering if your cooking might benefit from the use …

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Cardamom

Cardamom: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

What is cardamom? Aromatic cardamom is a spice made from the combined ground seeds of several plants that are native to India. In countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Indonesia, cardamom grows wild throughout the countryside. Today, Guatemala is the world’s largest producer, followed by India and Sri Lanka.  …

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Do Spices Go Bad

Do Spices Go Bad?

Herbs and spices are the essential ingredients that add flavor, life, and personality to every dish you cook. In order to make the most of your spices, they must be fresh. When you have a fully stocked spice rack and a variety of spices that you use only in small …

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Cloves

Cloves: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

Cloves are one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, cloves are the flower buds of a variety of evergreen tree. This strong and aromatic spice has been consumed in Asia for more than 2,000 years. It quickly gained popularity …

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Rosemary vs Thyme

Rosemary Vs. Thyme: How Do They Compare?

Sure they’re paired in a famous Simon and Garfunkel album. And rosemary and thyme are both very popular in the spice rack, but how much do you know about their similarities and differences? How different do they taste? Do they provide similar health benefits? Can one even substitute for the other in …

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Nutmeg Substitute

What’s A Good Nutmeg Substitute?

A lack of nutmeg should not keep you from making a recipe that calls for it. Most ingredients in cooking are replaceable if you are willing to research the substitutes and learn how to use them correctly. Nutmeg may seem like a difficult flavor to replace, but it can be …

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Tarragon Substitute

What’s A Good Tarragon Substitute?

Tarragon has a distinctive flavor that many people simply don’t care for. Whether you’ve found a recipe you’d love to try making without the use of this ingredient or you simply don’t have any on hand, there are several herbs that make a great substitute for tarragon. Dried tarragon as …

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Rosemary Substitute

What’s A Good Rosemary Substitute?

Many recipes call for rosemary and with its distinct and complex flavor, you may find yourself without this vital ingredient and thinking you won’t possibly be able to save your dish. While it’s true that there is no other herb or spice with a flavor quite like it, there are …

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